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A Good Poop does a PSA

Matthews MG. Autoamputation of infant’s finger by knitted mitten: a forgotten hazard. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed). 1986 Apr 26;292(6528):1107. Perhaps everybody but me knows this, but parents, don’t leave knitted mittens on your infants when you put them to bed. It may sound bizarre, but it can lead to them losing fingers.

Can’t keep it off

Volkmer BG, Maier S. Successful penile replantation following autoamputation: twice! Int J Impot Res. 2002 Jun;14(3):197-8. The particularly impressive part for me is that he was able to get it up even after the second replantation. In related news, check out this fascinating review article on genital self-mutilation.